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LibraryThing Author Challenge 2009

Last fall I ran a 3-month LibraryThing Author Challenge, and will be doing it again, running the entire year of 2009.

What is a LibraryThing author?  Simply put, “an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.”  Their libraries are marked with this round logo.

How do you find out which LT Authors are already in your library, maybe languishing on the TBR stack?  Just go to your LibraryThing profile (here’s mine) and look in the right-hand column.  In the Member Connections box your LibraryThing Authors are listed underneath Friends and Interesting Libraries

Here are the guidelines for the challenge:

  1. The LibraryThing Author Challenge 2009 runs from January 1 – December 31, 2009
  2. Join anytime now through 2009; last day to post reviews is December 31, 2009
  3. Make a list of  5 LT Authors and books that you’d like to read (keeping in mind that the list of possible authors is always growing, so your wish list may change)
  4. Crossovers with other Challenges are allowed
  5. Post your reviews on your blog and on LibraryThing
  6. Leave a comment on my LT Author Challenge 2009 Reviews post with a link to your review on your blog. 

Now, a few housekeeping items:

  1. This is only the second Challenge I’ve put together – please let me know if I’ve left out any details!
  2. If you participate in an LT Author Chat and write a blog post about it (linking to my LT Author Challenge 2009 Reviews post), you’ll be put in a pool for random surprises during the year.
  3. Throughout the year I will pull names from the LT Author Challenge 2009 Reviews links for fun surprises.
  4. At the end of the Challenge I’ll give a bookstore gift card (your choice: IndieBound, Borders, Barnes & Noble or Amazon) to one random winner, pulled from the pool of participants who have read and reviewed at least 5 LT Author books.

Here are a handful of LT books/authors that may be in your TBR stack, to give you ideas:

  • Aberrations by Penelope Przekop
  • Love Walked In and Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
  • Transported by Tim Jones
  • The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea  and Months and Seasons by Christopher Meeks
  • In Hovering Flight by Joyce Hinnefeld
  • Guernica by Dave Boling
  • The 19th Wife, The Danish Girl and Pasadena by David Ebershoff
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • *** these are listed off the top of my head; as I wrote above, I’m having a hard time pulling the info from LT this afternoon ***

So, jump on!  Join in!  Leave a comment below if you’d like to play along, or if you have any questions about the challenge!

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